Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mmichele made me do it!

Mmichele passed on one of them virtual awards to me... The Premio Dardo Award. Doesn't it sound oh so Italian?She awareded it to me because I am, "one of the most culteral/literary people I know in the blog world."

EEEK!!! Can I live up to this???

Premio Dardos means "prize darts.” This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

Step 1: Respond and rework — answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: Tag other bloggers to do the same.

Here are the questions:

What are you wearing right now? My black fleecy jacket that I love, a pink crazy quilt patterned shirt with embelishments, but sadly no quilting, a jockey undershirt and no bra as it was bugging me, plus cordroy cargo camos with sparkly buttons on the butt and lace lining, black socks and red espardanyas.

What part of your house never gets cleaned? The underside of my stove vent. How do you clean those things anyway???

Do you nap a lot? Not nearly as much as I'd like....probably once a week, but if I could, I'd nap every single solitary day. Got an hour in today!

Who is the last person you hugged? Eldest.

What websites do you visit when you go online? Bloglines, twitter, facebook, expat blogger, my e-mail account, the banks, ummmmmm, some annoying blogs that don't have RSS feeds, but they are friends so I go anyway...

What was the last item you bought? Chocolate and fresh roasted almonds.

What’s the last book you read? Just finished, today, Haruki Murakami's Dangerous Lover: South of the border, West of the sun. In Catalan. Good, though depressing, and somewhat predictable, though unpredictable too. That's a review that is written like a piece of crap isn't it. Now I am reading Nino Ricci's The Origin of the Species and finding it annoying. SUCH a whiner. Feel like b*tch slapping the main character out to Kansas, and that is some distance from here.

If you could go to the Oscars, who would you want to sit next to? Someone bitter, deeply cynical and stunningly witty.

Has a celebrity’s hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle? Not that I know of. The man cuts it.

What is one skill you wish you had, but don’t: Running, languages, painting, I don't know, there are lots. Patience, is that a skill???

What was the last movie you watched? Harry Potter, I don't know which one.

What is the luckiest thing that ever happened to you? Being born Canadian with the family I have, and meeting the man I married. Plus the kids...goodness, I'm just not narrowing things down, but I never was good at superlatives.

If you had a whole day to yourself; no work, commitments or interruptions what would you do? Hang out, read, see some art, sit in the sun, walk the dog somewhere with few people, go sailing, start and end the day sleeping on a boat, row the dingy, look at amazing scenery, catch sight of a wild animal, eat great food, read aloud to the girls, master a language, paint, write, relax, does it have to all be something I could do in one day????

Is there a major goal you have that you haven’t yet achieved? OH, lordy where to start????

Where did you meet your spouse/partner/bf/cat? In Toronto, spouse.

What is something that those in blogland might not know about you? Lots. And I like it that way.

What Countries have you visited as an adult? Ummm, the list is long. Do you REALLY want me to do this? That sounds obnoxious doesn't it...OK.....Lets see..Hawaii (I know, it's not a country, but it's WAY out there), Fiji, NZ, Aus, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, USSR, Poland, East Germany, France, West Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Checkoslovakia (it still was at that time), several small Italian city states including the Vatican, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, India, Belgium, Holland, the UK, The US, Canada, (duh), Spain (double duh), The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Grenada, Denmark, Poland, ummm, getting thinner here....St. Vincent and the Grenadines....that's all I'm coming up with at this point, there may be more....

What do you do to relieve stress? Laugh. walk my dog. Focus on what is great in the day/moment/life I have. Hang with the kids, unless they are feeling noisy, play solitare if I am really agitated.....

If you could change one physical trait about you what would it be? Wish my eyebrows weren't disappearing. In the land of the firm and decided eyebrow, I am getting a complex relieved only when I visit Northern Europe where I get a chance to realise that there are others without determinedly character-filled eyebrows.

As this is supposed to be a cultural award, what is the most recent piece of painting or sculpture that really impressed you? Sorolla.

I am feeling mixed about tagging, but if I don't tag anyone, no one will do it. I was too lazy to pick up the picture, so if you want to pick it up you can go over to Mmichele's and grab it there.

I'll tag ElPadawan cause I'd like to hear how he answers, and....Burkina Mom, cause I think she'll have an interesting list of countries...and She, J.G/C.S. whoever feels like it over there and Bhodi cause they've just appeared in my little part of the web universe and so I'm gifting then with this...hope you think it's a gift not a burden.


Beth said...

You lead an incredibly well-rounded, well-traveled life – and you do transmit your "cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.”
Congratulations on the award! You so deserve it.

(I love your eldest's joke about the nuns!)

mmichele said...

Thank you. These awards... I know... but I quite liked the questions. And I hope to even surpass you list of countries some day, obnoxious or not. :)

Beth said...

I agree with the other Beth (of course I do. People called Beth are COOL!) that your blog truly fulfils the conditions of the award. You are a great writer and photographer.
Sadly, my own blog does not really measure up...unless scrubbing mildew out of cupboards is now a cultural activity?
And my list of countires shall certainly pale in comparison to yours. You do get around, girl!

But, hey! I have no scruples about accepting an award under false pretenses! Expect a post on this subject asap.

Thank you for thinking of me.

J.G. said...

Thanks for the tag, and yes, we're in (or at least, I am)! Post to follow . . . eventually.

Beth said...

GOOD LORD WOMAN!!!!! Is there any place you HAVEN'T been???? ;)

oreneta said...

Beth, well thank you...we're having fun, and I do have to say that I thought eldest's joke was good too!

Mmichele, I liked the questions too....except the one about what we're afraid of, so I dumped it!
Thanks for sending it on, it was fun...

Beths must be cool, there are three of you who regularly comment! I thought you would have an interesting list...and you DO!

JG, looking forward to it!

Beth, all of Africa but Egypt, all of South and Central America and great vast tracts of day....

She said...

Wow! You have a wonderfully creative and full life! I think that's what drew me here after seeing your comments on a few of the other blogs I read.

I have copied the questions and will get to it soon!

Anonymous said...

that's quite a lot of questions to answers there, you know? Not sure I'll have the time to do all that ;D